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FAA investigates Justin Bieber’s alleged pot plane

FAA investigates Justin Bieber’s alleged pot plane

POT ON A PLANE?: The pop superstar chartered a plane to fly himself and a group of friends from his native Canada to New Jersey on Jan. 31ahead of the Super Bowl football game there on Feb. 2, but hit headlines after landing when the aircraft was raided by drug police and border officials. The run-in is Bieber's latest with law enforcement. The January photos above are from an arrest on drunken driving and drag racing charges in Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Associated Press

Aviation officials in the U.S. have launched an investigation into allegations Justin Bieber and his entourage broke regulations on a private jet flight.

The pop superstar chartered a plane to fly himself and a group of friends from his native Canada to New Jersey on Jan. 31ahead of the Super Bowl football game there on Feb. 2, but hit headlines after landing when the aircraft was raided by drug police and border officials.

A subsequent incident report from the flight, obtained by NBCnews.com, alleged the group had been smoking marijuana onboard and had been rude and disruptive to the flight attendant.

It has now emerged FAA executives have launched a probe into what happened onboard the plane.

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An FAA representative says in a statement, “The FAA is looking into allegations that passengers on board a Gulfstream GIV aircraft that landed at Teterboro Airport on Friday Jan. 31, 2014 interfered with the flight crew in violation of FAA regulations.”

The body’s rules state: “No person may assault, threaten, intimidate, or interfere with a crew member in the performance of the crew member’s duties aboard an aircraft.”

The plane’s incident report alleges the stewardess onboard Bieber’s plane was left cowering in the cockpit after a run-in with the group during the flight.

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